In Ben-Hur, actor originally auditioned for another part

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FOX 4 entertainment reporter Russ Simmons sat down with Jack Huston for an interesting conversation about the remake of Ben-Hur.

"We had a great script," he explained of the remake.

Huston stars as Judah Ben-Hur, who loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life.

Huston steps into the iconic role that won Charleston Heston an Oscar in 1959.